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Friday, September 25, 2009

Humpty Dumpty ~stART~

I love this idea of a STORY + ART =  A Great stART.  A Mommy's Adventure shared the idea, and lots of us are enjoying it.  (What a clever name, too!)

M has recently been requesting Humpty Dumpty out of The Lucy Cousins Book of Nursery Rhymes book we borrowed from the library.  A lot.  She will try to say it with me, too.  It makes me smile.

Isn't he adorable?  (Humpty not E's head.)  His very special feature is the mouth.  Usually it just smiles, but when he falls, it opens up to be a large circle...and then M screams!  So cute.  (To create, just fold circle in half, and only glue half to the paper, positioning so that it will open correctly.)

This idea is from Hubbard's Cupboard.  (This week we're working on the Walls of Jericho, and this is the very appropriate nursery rhyme for the week.)  It's simple, but fun.  If you would like some Christian-based ideas for any age child, it's a great resource!  We use the 3 year old activities.

Here M is making him scream!  haha!

I cut the egg shape.  All the body parts are a shape.  So instead of a hand shape, Humpty has a square hand.  Make sense? 

Since it wasn't obvious which shape went to what body part, I would tell M to find the "blue rectangles for shoes."  Then I had her tell me the color and shape.  It's really just a review for the colors and shapes for her, but it would be a fine learning activity for shapes and colors, too.

To read an explanation of stART go here.  To see more stART activities for this week, go here!


Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Such a cute craft! I love how you included a little lesson on shapes and of course I love the mouth - very clever! Perfect idea to fit into a lesson about Joshua and the walls of Jericho - I have to keep this in mind! Thanks!

Christy said...

That is adorable! I love it!

Miller Moments said...

Sooooo cute! I have never thought to do a Humpty Dumpty project!!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

It's very cute. I like the look of intense concentration on M's face.

The Harris Family said...

This is so cute and it looks like a lot of fun. I love that you used shapes instead of hands. I love projects that teach more then one thing.

Michelle said...

This is so cute. I can't wait to make this with Emily...I love the screaming mouth feature! Thank you for linking up :0)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a great stART activity! Humpty Dumpty is one of my daughter's favorites too. She would love this!

Jenny said...

VERY cute. Always looking for crafts all 3 of them can easily do together.

Rachel said...

That is such a cute craft! And it looks like M enjoyed it! (and E too! Lol!). ;) I just love all the crafts you do with M, they look like so much fun!


ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Very cute humpty dumpy project Annette!

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